At the heart of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul service is the Home Visit Ministry. This unique program allows Vincentians, our parish-based volunteers, to go in pairs t0 visit our friends in need in their homes.
This unique service allows us to see, first hand, the exact situation in which a person is living and experiencing. Although Vincentians are not case workers, they do undergo special training to learn how to interact with our friends in need.
Our Vincentians promote the dignity of the person. Once they enter the homes of our friends, Vincentians allow the Holy Spirit to guide them in their interaction with our friends and to open their hearts to reveal their needs.
Vincentians know that people who need help are are already financially limited so Vincentians drive to them.
In 2018, Vincentians drove 343,000 unreimbursed miles and donated 180,000 volunteer hours to conduct 8,800 Home Visits.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VINCENTIAN?
Our local parish-based chapters are always in need of new volunteers. We have 59 chapters throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. You do not have to be Catholic to be a Vincentian. Email our Vincentian Services Specialist for more details.